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Old 08-10-2011, 09:27 PM   #15
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Exercised the external generator and getting it ready for the weekend.
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Added external refer fan and replaced the coach batteries with 2 Duracell Grou 31s.
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:04 AM   #17
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Tried to bring the week cabin battery back to life by charging for 24 hours. No go, a new one is in the future. I can still camp (boondock) without it as I have battery operated lanterns etc.
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Old 09-04-2011, 08:17 PM   #18
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DW and I spent the the day cleaning and doing some minor repair work along with some pre-winterizing. The most interesting repair was replacing the shut-off valve for the external water hookup. The plumbing in my '08 RT is PEX (plastic tubing) and uses special clamps. I had not worked with PEX but it's easy to work with. Fortunately, PEX is replacing a lot of copper and PVC pipe so it is readily available anywhere plumbing supplies are sold. Tomorrow will be a thorough exterior wash and wax.
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Old 09-05-2011, 12:36 PM   #19
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Cleaned it out as I will probably be boondocking this upcoming weekend.
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The RT is parked in the driveway so today, I watched some football and golf because it was quiet. I might have taken a little nap too.

I also installed a disconnect on the engine battery to prevent draining while in storage.
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The RT is parked in the driveway so today, I watched some football and golf because it was quiet. I might have taken a little nap too.

I also installed a disconnect on the engine battery to prevent draining while in storage.
So is this a pretty easy thing to do? I'm afraid that after we get home on Friday we will begin the winterizing process too. :(
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We started our winterization process too. We drive South 1100 miles
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So is this a pretty easy thing to do? I'm afraid that after we get home on Friday we will begin the winterizing process too. :(
Yup, it's very easy - maybe 5 to 10 minutes. There are a couple styles depending on your battery - top terminal or side terminal. Simply remove the negative cable and add the disconnect. You can see both styles here
Advance Auto Parts: Search Results for battery disconnect This is Advance Auto Parts but you can find them in any auto parts store.

The purpose is to prevent the battery from draining when it sits more than a couple weeks. My RT has quite a few things (radio, CO2 alarm, smoke alarm, and others) that are powered by the engine battery. Many owners simply disconnect the battery cable but the switch just makes it easier.
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Well, I was picking up some pink stuff at walmart last Saturday when I noticed the vizeo tv I have been looking at was $50 off. We still had the original Samsung. It worked ok but we had to use a digital converter which was a bit of a pain the the butt...so...we now have a tv upgrade and the RT is winterized. I still need to give it a good bath and wax job before tucking it away for the winter. Who knows, maybe we will take it for a short trip or two before winter hits nw Ohio.
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Well, I was picking up some pink stuff at walmart last Saturday when I noticed the vizeo tv I have been looking at was $50 off. We still had the original Samsung. It worked ok but we had to use a digital converter which was a bit of a pain the the butt...so...we now have a tv upgrade and the RT is winterized.
I have a 7 inch TV/DVD player. I would like to upgrade to a 15 inch sometime.
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Cleaned and vacuumed the Class B. Not sure I have camped out for the final time but just in case.....

Plus, I am sure I will make a road trip or 3 before the year is through.
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Last night, I exercised the Class B with a 70 mile round trip. I took some friends to a Chinese buffet and they paid for my meal since I drove. They enjoyed the comfort of the van on the trip.
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I cleaned it up for the FIRST time!

I just picked up this Class B Coachmen. I'm not quite sure what the name of the unit is.

I'm a retired Soldier and am looking for an easy way to travel.

Here are a couple of pics!

GoReds... what kind of generator set up do you have on your rig? I need a generator on mine as the on board generator was dead.

Thanks,

Rick
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